City & Corporate: The Week in City & Corporate

Penrose wins AllianceBernstein, Partnership recruits Boyd

AllianceBernstein, a leading global investment management firm with $496bn under management, has appointed Penrose Financial as PR consultant. Penrose has been briefed to launch and position the company's bespoke range of funds for defined contribution pension schemes and to help position a range of its investment funds in the UK and Europe. Sally Todd, managing partner, will lead the Penrose team.

Partnership, the UK-based provider of financial products to those in need of long-term care, has appointed Jim Boyd as its first director of corporate affairs. He joins from Go-Ahead Group, the public transport company.

Hoare Capital Markets has selected Bishopsgate Communications as its retained corporate communications adviser. The firm is a leading international agency broker, specialising in corporate bonds, asset-backed securities and OTC derivatives. The Bishopsgate team will be led by chairman Maxine Barnes.

DLA Piper has started a search for retained PR agencies to handle two of its seven EMEA practice groups. The law firm is putting out to pitch PR briefs for its real estate practice and its intellectual property and technology practice. Firefly is the incumbent agency for the latter area and has been invited to repitch.

FD's Moscow office has been providing comms support to investment bank Troika Dialog around its annual economic event, The Russia Forum 2010.

The Life & Longevity Markets Association has brought in FWD to help manage PR around its launch. The win is the first client for FWD's recently launched financial services division.

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Latest Articles

John Lewis to tell brand story with "tasteful" 150th anniversary celebrations

John Lewis to tell brand story with "tasteful" 150th anniversary celebrations

Department store John Lewis is to use its 150th anniversary this year to talk about its history, which "not enough people know about", according to director of communications Peter Cross.

Labour hires Obama election strategist David Axelrod to fight General Election

Labour hires Obama election strategist David Axelrod to fight General Election

The man who helped Barack Obama win the 2008 and 2012 US presidential elections is to work for Labour along with members of his team.

Sky adds Fever PR to its roster after splitting with Cake

Sky adds Fever PR to its roster after splitting with Cake

Pay-TV giant Sky has added Fever PR to its agency line-up for a wide-ranging brief covering products and services.

Max Clifford trial jury to continue deliberations after Easter break

Max Clifford trial jury to continue deliberations after Easter break

The jury in the trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford has been sent home for Easter and will reconvene on Tuesday for further deliberations about its verdicts on 11 charges of indecent assault.

Home Office brings in Munro & Forster to campaign against FGM

Home Office brings in Munro & Forster to campaign against FGM

The Home Office has tasked Munro & Forster (M&F) with supporting its campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) as part of a wider retained brief.